I have not yet compiled my list of favorite reads of 2016. I have been busy, however, perusing some great lists of book recommendations from individuals I trust to steer me to good material. Keep in mind that these lists are not all of books published in 2016; rather, they are lists of great books discovered, read, and sometimes published, in 2016. The distinction is not a meaningful difference.
Farnam Street’s “Best Books of 2016” – Farnam Street is a treasure trove for readers, especially readers who take pleasure in a greater understanding of the world. This is a great list of nonfiction and fiction alike.
Bil Gates’s list of “Favorite Books of 2016” – Gates releases a list of great reads every year, sharing that “Never before have I felt so empowered to learn as I do today.”
Ryan Holiday’s list of the “(Very) Best Books of 2016” – Ryan Holiday is a great resource on reading, how to read more effectively, and what to read.
Bonus: Shane Parrish, curator of Farnam Street, has released his list of all books he read in 2016. Not a “best of” list, it’s still well worth a look.